Valley View Medical Center
The Medical Technologist performs standard routine, complex, automated and manual laboratory techniques without direct supervision; ensures proper functioning of laboratory equipment by performing preventative and corrective maintenance, and troubleshooting basic instrument malfunctions; calibrates and assesses the accuracy of laboratory equipment; performs, evaluates, and records quality control measures and institutes corrective action as appropriate; assists in maintaining inventory and supplies; performs phlebotomy using age specific techniques; collects, prepares and determines acceptability of specimens; prioritizes assignment of test requests and coordinates general work flow; recognizes normal, abnormal or unexpected results, errors and problems with patient test results; evaluates, interprets and reports test results; observes principles of data security/patient confidentiality; assists in training of new assistants and technologists; supervises Laboratory Assistants; assists in evaluation of new methods and equipment; interacts with other healthcare workers to solve problems and interpret patient lab results; attends and participates in department meetings; and, performs other duties as assigned.
Degree / Licensure / Certification / Registration:
Bachelor of Science degree,
National certification (Preferred ASCP)
Must have current BLS certificate.
Experience Required: Minimum one (1) year in certified laboratory training program.
Special Skills & Qualifications:
Must possess the ability to delegate tasks to subordinate team members and oversee their performance. Must have strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Effective human relations skills are required for interfacing with team members, all levels of staff, physicians, patients, families and other contacts. Must possess the ability to effectively function in a stressful environment. Must possess the ability to remain on feet for extended periods of time and to perform the essential duties of the position. Must possess the ability to use the following equipment: Telephone / Overhead Paging System / Fax Machine / Calculator / Computer / Centrifuge / Microscope / Refrigerator / Freezer / Automated/Manual Laboratory Equipment to include: chemistry, hematology, immunoassay and coagulation analyzers. Must be able to work any scheduled shifts. Must be willing to work periodic overtime. LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.